Most people would associate electronic devices as something to update their social media with or used for playing games. However, we easily forget that technology is also used for productivity, such as the reMarkable paper tablet devices.
The company’s first entry into the electronic paper market was the reMarkable tablet back in 2016. It was a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet with 8GB internal storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 1GHz processor. Now, reMarkable 2 is out with several improvements and a thinner structure than its predecessor.
The official website guarantees that the reMarkable 2 tablet’s screen looks and feels like real paper, which should be expected since it’s only 4.7 mm (0.19 inches) thick. It keeps the 10.3-inch dimension and 1872×1404 resolution from the original. However, it is now powered with 226 PPI 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage.
The reMarkable 2 tablet has an asymmetrical design with a chrome band along the left side. As expected from a device that emulates paper, it does not give off glare like a typical LED screen. The monochrome screen gives it a high-pressure sensitivity capacity, allowing for just 20ms of latency when you write on it.
The device does not have physical buttons aside from the power button, so everything is done on the screen. The tablet includes a Google Chrome plug-in, making it easy to store and send articles over the internet. The reMarkable 2 also allows for writing over PDF files and accessing notes from any device. Aside from that, it has a one-charge 3,000 mAH battery that should last around two weeks of continuous use and 90-days of standby power.
The reMarkable 2 gives almost the same satisfaction as working with paper for those who prefer to write longhand. The tablet is currently available for pre-order for $399 and will be out in June 2020.
YouTube: Introducing reMarkable 2 — the paper tablet
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